Stellar rankings for the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the Kellogg global network of Executive MBA programs – including the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA in Toronto – number one in the world in its first ever global Executive MBA ranking.

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, together with its partner schools, took top spot in the ranking, finishing ahead of Wharton. Kellogg’s network of partner schools includes the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada; the WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Germany; the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in China; the Recanati Graduate School of Management at Tel Aviv University in Israel; and the Kellogg School of Management in Miami.

Right: The Executive Learning Centre

The Wall Street Journal ranking was based on three components: a student survey completed by 4,060 students from 72 EMBA programs in nine countries; a corporate survey completed by Human Resource and Executive Development Managers at more than 200 corporations and organizations; and an assessment of how well each EMBA program imparted management and leadership skills that were considered most important to corporate executives.

For more information on the ranking results, click here.

“It is a great honour to be part of the world’s top-rated EMBA consortium,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö Horváth (left). “We partnered with Kellogg in order to create a world-class EMBA program for Canada’s most promising business leaders and entrepreneurs. Today’s new Wall Street Journal EMBA ranking provides strong evidence that the program is highly regarded by both students and corporate executives.”

Established in 2001, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program will graduate its sixth class this month. One of the many strengths of the Kellogg-Schulich program is the quality of its students, who work at many of the world’s leading corporations and organizations. Among the many outstanding students in the current classes are Ellie Farahani, who was among a select group of scientists that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice-President Al Gore for their work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and Craig Kielburger, founder of Free The Children, the world’s leading youth-driven charity, winner of The World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (often called the Children’s Nobel Prize), and one of the youngest ever recipients of the Order of Canada.

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA was ranked No. 1 in Canada last year in a global survey of Executive MBA programs conducted by the Financial Times of London. The Financial Times survey ranked Kellogg and its partners separately, and four of the programs, including both the Kellogg EMBA and the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA, were ranked among the top 20 programs in the world.